Tameka Williams

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Tameka Williams
Personal information
Nationality Saint Kitts and Nevis
Born (1989-08-31) 31 August 1989 (age 28)
Basseterre
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres, Long Jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100m: 11.18
200m: 22.45[1]

Tameka Williams is a sprinter from St Kitts and Nevis. In 2012, she was banned from the Olympic Games for doping offenses.[2] She was set to compete in the Women's 100m and the Women's 200m.[1] Williams admitted to having injected "Blast Off Red", a performance-enhancing drug used on race animals.[3] She has denied taking any illegal substances, what she injected was not listed under the World Anti-Doping Agency banned substances; however the material falls by being under the category of veterinary medicine on the prohibited list.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Saint Kitts and Nevis
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 37th (h) 100m 12.00 (wind: +1.6 m/s)
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 23rd (sf) 100m 11.99 (wind: 0.0 m/s)
30th (h) 200m 24.55 (wind: +0.2 m/s)
6th 4 × 100 m relay 45.10
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 1st 4 × 100 m relay 43.53 NR
2010 NACAC U23 Championships Miramar, Florida, United States 8th 100m 12.78 (wind: +2.2 m/s) w

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tameka Williams". BBC News. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.scotsman.com/sport/athletics/london-2012-olympics-sprinter-tameka-williams-sent-home-over-drugs-1-2439746
  3. ^ a b LK Hewlett (3 August 2012). "Public Calling for Answers from Tameka Williams". The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer. Archived from the original on 6 August 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.